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Tsipras hails legacy of late US senator Paul Sarbanes

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Greece’s main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras Monday extended his condolences to the family of Paul Sarbanes, the former US senator who died Sunday at the age of 87.

In a tweet, the SYRIZA chief said Sarbanes had left behind “a great legacy as a true statesman and leading figure of the Greek-American community, who passionately championed Greek issues throughout his life.”

Sarbanes was born to Greek immigrants in Maryland on February 3, 1933